Gov Rauner Accuses Speaker Madigan of Seeking a Crisis

From the State Capitol:  Gov Rauner, Sen Jason Barrickman, and Rep Ron Sandack, talk to the press on what was supposed to have been the first day of the House working in overtime, toward a budget. The Governor and lawmakers said the House should be working on passing a budget.  Gov Rauner told reporters, that in view of the House session being cancelled, he thought Speaker Madigan actually wanted a Budget Crisis.   Speaker Madigan had cancelled the first post-Spring session of the House, saying that the legislative working groups on the budget were making progress, and that it made sense to wait.

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